I wish I were the strong silent type. I wish I could just nod sagely at the person talking, occasionally making comforting “Mm” sounds instead of always offering a take of my own. I’ve met people who are like that. They’re not only great listeners, but when they do speak, they’re often wise, empathetic and funny. They also have many friends and their bank accounts are full.
Speaking as someone who's endured a childhood and a relationship with these silent men types, I say a talkative man is a breath of fresh air, if they brush their teeth well >D ... I married my talkative man, mostly because of his conversing, I felt I could trust him completely ... I don't think a silent, non-talkative character is necessarily a strong one - they're too afraid to share their feelings and opinions, or worse, don't have any, and they hide secrets. But yes, its all about finding the balance.